Our original four boys came from Ardo Alpacas in Aberdeenshire. We are not alpaca breeders and have our boys purely as pets. Our experience is that you don't need to be a breeder and that a 'batchelor herd' can give much pleasure to the owner. We have 5 acres including our big garden and grazing for the boys, 15 miles north of Inverness, Scotland. I spin, knit, felt and crochet with the fleece from the boys.


Just a reminder that clicking on (most) of the photos will show them greatly enlarged.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Drench, nails and carrots

Time for the boys to be penned again this week, to give Faro his vitamin drench and clip some nails.  Faro stands in front of his three pals, Fergus (left), Fyta and Fidget.
When Fyta (left) was a cria he was known as 'Smiley' Fyta because the markings at the edge of his mouth made him look as if he was smiling all the time.  He, like the other boys, will be ten years old this year and he hasn't lost his 'smile!'  Faro looks apprehensive knowing there is a drench on it's way but they seem to be working as he is definitely eating better these days and is much happier with himself.
Fidget looks as if he is saying, " Blimey Faro, I hope that thing is a drench and not an injection!" Fergus and Fidget had a couple of nails trimmed and were quite well behaved.  No problems with the nails of Faro or Fyta, an annual trim at shearing time does them.
Fyta (left), Faro and Fergus waiting for their carrot slices today.  All the boys love their carrots as do all the alpacas of local owners we know.
Fergus looks as if he is putting out his tongue here  - but it's really a carrot slice.
A lovely photo of Fyta who is a playful, gentle boy and a big pal of Faro.
And finally...........speaking of Faro,  I couldn't resist this shot. He actually has a piece of carrot in his mouth and normally he's not too keen on posing for the camera, but if carrots are on offer he'll sit on your knee for an extra bit!  From this angle he looks like he's wearing a wig!   His pal Fyta is behind him.

1 comment:

  1. Love Fyta's smile, not noticed it before!

    Looks as though it's warmed up a bit there, no snow in sight!